U.K. stocks climbed, sending the benchmark FTSE 100 Index to a three-week high, amid optimism U.S. lawmakers will reach an agreement on budget talks to avert the fiscal cliff.
U.K. stocks climbed to their highest level in 11 weeks, as mining companies rallied, outweighing a decline by British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc.
U.K. stocks were little changed, following five weekly losses, after a report in China showed last month’s increase in imports missed estimates.
U.K. stocks declined, extending a monthly drop, as investors awaited U.S. economic data and the European Central Bank’s interest-rate decision later this week.
U.K. stocks declined for a second day, as data showed German business sentiment fell more than expected and house sellers in U.S. cities are losing some of their pricing power.
U.K. stocks fell, following three weeks of gains, as a report showed the euro area’s manufacturing industries grew at a slower-than-expected pace this month and investors assessed the result of Germany’s federal election.
Greggs Plc , the U.K.’s biggest bakery chain, said full-year profit climbed 10 percent as more customers bought Fairtrade coffee and breakfast meal deals.
U.K. stocks climbed for a fourth day, extending a five-month high, as BP Plc posted earnings that exceeded analysts’ estimates, while Federal Reserve policy makers began a two-day meeting.
"Certainly central banks remain front and center as far as investors are concerned."
- Keith Bowman on Jan 13, 2015